The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 830 829 835
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing MOS 69 44 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.041% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 65 39 41
Average salary £29,000 £32,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £22,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,100 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £27,500 £25,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
31403 28879 33391
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.98% 27.15% 28.58%
Number of salaries quoted 24333 23456 28266
Average salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 26 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 65 £29,000 -9.37% 8
London -3 21 £37,500 +2.73%
East Midlands - 19 £27,000 - 3
Northamptonshire - 18 £27,000 - 3
South East -14 14 £27,500 +2.80% 3
Northampton - 14 £27,250 - 2
Surrey 0 7 £23,250 -38.81% 1
Basingstoke - 7 £27,500 - 2
Hampshire - 7 £27,500 - 2
Reigate - 5 £23,000 - 1
Manchester - 5 £29,000 -
North West - 5 £29,000 -
City of London -5 4 £35,250 +2.17%
East of England -12 4 £29,000 +20.83%
Cambridge -5 3 £29,000 -9.37%
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £29,000 -9.37%
Leeds -28 2 £30,000 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire -38 2 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -45 2 £30,000 +20.00% 1
Scotland - 2 £24,000 -
Glasgow - 2 £24,000 -
Harlow - 1 £19,000 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £19,000 -
Weybridge - 1 £35,000 -

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS.

1 75 (58.59%) ITIL
2 63 (49.22%) MS Office
3 59 (46.09%) Windows
4 54 (42.19%) Microsoft
5 51 (39.84%) Law
6 49 (38.28%) MS Excel
7 41 (32.03%) SLA
8 37 (28.91%) Windows 7
9 35 (27.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 35 (27.34%) MCP
10 31 (24.22%) MCSA
11 30 (23.44%) Active Directory
12 25 (19.53%) Apple
13 24 (18.75%) TCP/IP
14 22 (17.19%) Crystal Reports
15 21 (16.41%) MCSE
15 21 (16.41%) Telecoms
16 20 (15.63%) DHCP
17 19 (14.84%) Service Delivery
18 18 (14.06%) MS Exchange
19 17 (13.28%) Windows XP
19 17 (13.28%) Oracle
19 17 (13.28%) Legal
20 16 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
21 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
21 15 (11.72%) Remedy
22 14 (10.94%) Service Management
22 14 (10.94%) Linux
22 14 (10.94%) HND
22 14 (10.94%) UNIX

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing MOS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.59%) Lync
4 9 (7.03%) WorkSite
5 8 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (4.69%) Moodle
8 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (3.13%) SAS
9 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 63 (49.22%) MS Office
2 49 (38.28%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.13%) MS Project
5 3 (2.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 20 (15.63%) DHCP
3 11 (8.59%) Ethernet
3 11 (8.59%) Firewall
4 10 (7.81%) DNS
5 9 (7.03%) WAN
5 9 (7.03%) LAN
5 9 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (7.03%) FWSM
6 8 (6.25%) VoIP
6 8 (6.25%) VPN
7 7 (5.47%) ADSL
7 7 (5.47%) Internet
8 5 (3.91%) SAN
9 4 (3.13%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.13%) Broadband
9 4 (3.13%) NAS
9 4 (3.13%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.78%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.78%) SHDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.19%) Crystal Reports
2 11 (8.59%) MySQL
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.13%) MS Access
3 4 (3.13%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (3.13%) FrontPage
General
1 51 (39.84%) Law
2 21 (16.41%) Telecoms
3 17 (13.28%) Legal
4 10 (7.81%) Finance
5 6 (4.69%) Banking
6 5 (3.91%) Front Office
6 5 (3.91%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Publishing
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (47.66%) Analyst
2 44 (34.38%) Support Analyst
3 28 (21.88%) Trainer
4 23 (17.97%) Team Leader
5 21 (16.41%) IT Trainer
5 21 (16.41%) Service Analyst
5 21 (16.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 20 (15.63%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 17 (13.28%) Desktop Support
7 17 (13.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 17 (13.28%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (7.03%) Support Engineer
8 9 (7.03%) OSS Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Technical Support
9 7 (5.47%) Help Desk Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Technical Support Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.69%) Legal Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) OSS Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.78%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.81%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (6.25%) Firmware
4 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.34%) Life Science
5 3 (2.34%) CMDB
5 3 (2.34%) NHS
5 3 (2.34%) E-Learning
5 3 (2.34%) CCTV
5 3 (2.34%) Statistics
6 1 (0.78%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.78%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.78%) AS400
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) iPhone
6 1 (0.78%) iPad
6 1 (0.78%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 59 (46.09%) Windows
2 37 (28.91%) Windows 7
3 17 (13.28%) Windows XP
4 14 (10.94%) Linux
4 14 (10.94%) UNIX
5 6 (4.69%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.13%) Windows Vista
6 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (58.59%) ITIL
2 19 (14.84%) Service Delivery
3 16 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
4 15 (11.72%) ITIL V3
5 14 (10.94%) Service Management
6 9 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.91%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (3.91%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.91%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.91%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.13%) Migration
10 4 (3.13%) CRM
10 4 (3.13%) Performance Management
10 4 (3.13%) Software Deployment
11 3 (2.34%) Document Management
12 2 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (1.56%) ITSM
12 2 (1.56%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.59%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.81%) SQL
3 8 (6.25%) C
4 7 (5.47%) Perl
4 7 (5.47%) Korn
5 4 (3.13%) VBA
6 3 (2.34%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (27.34%) MCP
1 35 (27.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (24.22%) MCSA
3 21 (16.41%) MCSE
4 14 (10.94%) HND
5 10 (7.81%) ECDL
6 9 (7.03%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (7.03%) MCT
6 9 (7.03%) CCNA
6 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (5.47%) Degree
8 5 (3.91%) MCTS
8 5 (3.91%) OCA
8 5 (3.91%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (3.91%) A+ Certification
8 5 (3.91%) MCSD
9 3 (2.34%) MCDST
10 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (32.03%) SLA
2 10 (7.81%) ISO 9001
3 4 (3.13%) QA
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) SCCM
2 3 (2.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 54 (42.19%) Microsoft
2 25 (19.53%) Apple
3 17 (13.28%) Oracle
4 15 (11.72%) Remedy
5 14 (10.94%) F5
6 13 (10.16%) Sophos
7 12 (9.38%) Cisco
8 11 (8.59%) HP
8 11 (8.59%) CheckPoint
8 11 (8.59%) Citrix
9 9 (7.03%) Juniper
9 9 (7.03%) BMC
9 9 (7.03%) SolarWinds
10 7 (5.47%) Adobe
11 6 (4.69%) Barracuda Networks
11 6 (4.69%) BT
12 5 (3.91%) VMware
12 5 (3.91%) EMC
12 5 (3.91%) Reuters
12 5 (3.91%) Bloomberg
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